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Nominations for Chair and Vice-Chair
To elect a Chair for this meeting of the Development Sub-Committee.
To seek nominations for Chair and Vice-Chair of this Committee and make recommendations to Council for these appointments.
It was proposed by Councillor Sexton and seconded by Councillor Beecher that Councillor Williams be appointed as Chair for the meeting.
The Committee resolved to appoint Councillor Williams as Chair for the meeting.
The Committee resolved that nominations for Chair and Vice-Chair for municipal year 23/24 would be postponed to the next meeting of the Development Sub-Committee.
Apologies for absence & Substitutions
To receive any apologies for non-attendance and details of Member substitutions.
Apologies were received from Councillor Nichols. Councillor Bateson was nominated as his substitute but was unable to attend.
Councillor Chandler informed the Sub-Committee that she would be late.
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 17 April 2023.
The minutes of the meeting held on 17 April 2023 were agreed as a correct record of proceedings.
Disclosures of Interest
To receive any disclosures of interest from members in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct.
Councillors Beatty, Beecher, Burrell, Howkins, and Williams advised the Committee that they were members of the Planning Committee and therefore would not be making comment on any applications due to come before the Planning Committee.
Questions from members of the Public
The Chair, or his nominee, to answer any questions raised by members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 40.
At the time of publication of this agenda no questions were received.
There were none.
To consider any issues raised by ward councillors in accordance with Standing Order 34.2
At the time of publication of this agenda no ward issues were received.
There were none.
To consider any urgent action that have arisen since last meeting.
There were no urgent actions.
The Committee noted the Forward Plan for Development Sub-Committee business.
The Committee noted the forward plan.
Refresh of remit of Development Sub-Committee
To receive an introduction to members’ on the approach to project management of assets, summary of the schemes being managed, typical report subjects and the approach around recommendations.
The Group Head - Assets presented an introduction and re-fresh of the approach to project management of assets, and a summary of the schemes being managed.
The Asset Management Contractor presented a summary of the Investment Portfolio and the Regeneration Portfolio.
Councillor Gibson arrived at 11:30am, Councillor Chandler arrived at 11:50am
It was proposed by Councillor Williams, seconded by Councillor Sexton and resolved that the public and press be excluded during the remainder of the consideration of this item and the following agenda items, in accordance with paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) because it was likely to disclose information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) and in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information because, disclosure to the public would prejudice the financial position of the authority in being able to undertake even-handed negotiations and finalising acceptable contract terms.
The Committee noted the presentation.
Exclusion of Public and Press (Exempt Business)
To move the exclusion of the Press/Public for the following items, in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 and by the Local Government (Access to information) (Variation) Order 2006.
The Committee resolved to move the exclusion of public and press under the previous item.
Local Authority Housing Fund Residential Acquisitions
To consider a report on Local Authority Housing Fund Residential Acquisitions.
The Committee received a report from the Group Head – Assets, and the Strategic Lead – Housing Options on the acquisition of further properties from the Local Authority Housing Fund.
The Committee resolved to agree to the recommendations set out in the report and as amended in the meeting.
The Committee resolved to add a discussion of the Terms of Reference to the next meeting of the Development Sub-Committee.
Councillor Sexton proposed that the meetings of the Development Sub-Committee be moved to take place in the evening. This was seconded by Councillor Gibson.
The Committee resolved to agree that the meeting time for the Development Sub-Committee be moved to the evening. Officers would provide a recommendation at the next meeting.